James Brundege started his career in biomedical science studying the communication protocols of neurons in the brain. In the late 90's he switched to Bioinformatics and Software Engineering, and in 2000 began working exclusively with Java/J2EE technologies. In 2002 he led an open-source project to develop a query-building application for biomedical scientists. He currently works as an independent contractor and consultant through his company Synaptocode Software LLC. James has a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Oregon Graduate Institute and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is a Sun Certified Java Programmer, Java Developer, and J2EE Enterprise Architect.